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posted Mar 9, 2016, 7:08 PM by BBPS School   [ updated Mar 9, 2016, 7:08 PM ]

National Young Leaders’ Day

Alex Grady and Vanessa Gadea took a group of Grade 6 leaders to the National Young Leaders’ Day at Melbourne Exhibition Centre on Wednesday, 2nd March. They listenend to inspiring leaders, including Dylan Parker, Winter Vincent and Harry Baker. When asked about the experience, some of our leaders reflected: “It was fun to see how other people became leaders” - Lucy Young “It was interesting to see that you don’t have to be a leader like a Prime Minister,  you can be a leader in anything you do” – Joseph Riley “The main thing I took away from the day was don’t sweat about the lilttle things, to achieve your goal take little steps” - Mali Verapen.  All participants agreed that it was great day, and that the key message was that they key to success as a leader was to master the little things.


Building renovation update

The first stage of our building renovation is complete! A new staffroom, including a kitchen and meeting spaces, has been built upstairs (the former Japanese classroom). With the new staffroom now fully functional, builders have begun the second stage of our building project straight away: creating flexible learning spaces for our students. Our builders are currently working in the area where the staffroom used to be to create several classroom spaces and an outside decking area. We look forward to watching this next stage unfold. Today, Terry Morris conducted tours of the new staffroom with groups of interested parents.

A visit from David Anderson

David Anderson, a leadership consultant who has regularly worked with our staff and students over the past years, continued the learning process with us earlier this week. Staff participated in a series of professional development sessions that focussed on effective leadership for learning, team teaching and the use of collaborative learning structures, higher order questioning and developing deeper learning in our students. Our time with David is always one that stimulates deep conversation and direction to achieve the most effective learning outcomes for our students.